‘My life has been completely changed since I was the runner up in Idols 2010. It’s been a whirlwind, and I have never looked back. So many amazing opportunities have come my way, and I have been sure to grab them all with both hands!’ explains Lloyd.
Long before Idols, Lloyd was always passionate about music. He was the worship director at his church and also a youth leader at Eagles Community Fellowship which equip young people to be effective in their communities. He is a self-taught musician and has learned to play the guitar, keyboard and saxophone.
Lloyd’s musical background has been a huge advantage for him putting together his debut album. Lloyd has written and composed around 90% of the songs on the album, titled ‘One’.
Lloyd was very fortunate to be working with the heavy weights of the South African music industry in putting his debut album together. Loyiso Bala has been mentored Lloyd and is invested in the project as Executive Musical Director. The album is also produced by SAMA award winning producer Crighton Goodwill. ‘One’ also features collaborations with top performers including Proverb and Loyiso Bala.
Lloyd’s debut album ‘One’ is about embracing South Africa’s diverse culture, racial groups, and musical influences and fuses them together in one album. He deliberately wanted to showcase his versatility by experimenting with musical genres such as rock, RnB, Urban, Hip Hop and Reggae. Each song is unique and tells its own story. Inspiration is a key theme that carries throughout the album encouraging fans to always hold onto their dreams. For these reasons, Lloyd appeals to a united fan base and has won the hearts of all South Africans. He has a profound respect for all his fans that have been so loyal to him
Since Idols, Lloyd has also honed his live performance skills even further to by gracing the country’s stages at top events including Miss SA pageant, Gary the tooth fairy show on M-net, the Paarl jazz festival in Cape Town, Durban ICC and K Day, to name a few. Lloyd will be performing with his new live band from April, which is set to take his live performance to a whole new level.
Lloyd is shooting his new music video for the new hit single “Make it easy” down in Cape Town in March. “It’s my first music video and so exciting working on this new creative aspect of amplifying my music. I’m learning that with videos’ the avenues of creativity are simply never ending” explains Lloyd.
L’loyd encourages all young and aspiring artists and musicians to reach for your dream and never give up. All things are truly possible!